- to sign again.
- to renew or extend a contract.
Origin of re-sign
- to give up an office or position, often formally (often followed by from): to resign from the presidency.
- to submit; yield: to resign before the inevitable.
- to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally.
- to relinquish (a right, claim, agreement, etc.).
- to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another: She resigned her child to an adoption agency.
- to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.
Origin of resign
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Examples from the Web for resigning
The gloomy postmortem has begun, but team manager Roy Hodgson is not resigning.England Eliminated From World Cup 2014: The ‘Years of Hurt’ Continue
June 20, 2014
We're far more likely to believe you're resigning to spend more time with someone else's family.
Don't say you're resigning to spend more time with your family.
More and more of them are resigning, going over to the other side, or declaring their independence.Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame
February 20, 2014
“In resigning, Ciarnan has demonstrated personal integrity and responsibility,” she wrote.Amnesty International U.K. Board Chairman Resigns Over Crude Jokes
August 14, 2013
On resigning, he was made vice president, which position he still retains.
Each year he insisted on resigning, but the resignation has always been refused.
Mrs. Vansittart had no intention of resigning her position of mentor and friend.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
Burke's quarrel with Hamilton ended in his resigning his pension.
The more he thought of this, the more 141 he realized that resigning was out of the question.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
- (when intr , often foll by from) to give up tenure of (a job, office, etc)
- (tr) to reconcile (oneself) to; yieldto resign oneself to death
- (tr) to give up (a right, claim, etc); relinquishhe resigned his claim to the throne
- to sign (a document, etc) again
Word Origin and History for resigning
late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.